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Blue and Maple Cheese Ball

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com.


  • 2 cups sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup smoked blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 1 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 round tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Chopped smoked almonds or walnuts and finely chopped parsley, to roll


Place the cheddar, blue cheese, cream cheese, butter, garlic, chives, maple syrup, Dijon and Worcestershire in a mixing bowl [1] and mix until well-combined.

Place the cheese mixture onto a sheet of plastic wrap and from it into a big ball. Refrigerate for an hour to firm up.

Once firm, roll the cheese ball to coat in the chopped nuts and parsley.